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Archive for August, 2009

FE library update July 2009

Posted by andrewey on August 12, 2009

This blog has been running for over 12 months now and I was going to post my reflections on my first 12 months as a blogger but instead I’ve written up my experience for the next issue of YDdolen – which if accepted for publication will appear in the autumn.

Those working in FE in England have hopefully received their copies of the CoFHE self assessment toolkit for Learning Resource Services. I’m sure the publication of the hardcopy toolkit will encourage more regions to run dissemination events on using the toolkit.

Umbrella 2009 held at Hertfordshire University was a great success and copies of presentations delivered at sessions organised by CoFHE are starting to appear on the website. There was much coverage of the conference on Twitter see the #umbrella09 tag.

Details of the 2010 CoFHE/UC&R Conference, to be held at Exeter University from 21-23 June 2010, should be circulated in the autumn.

There was an interesting piece in the Guardian today about a blog, Awful Library Books, set up by a couple of American librarians to highlight the dated and inappropriate stock still held on public library shelves across America. I wonder how much better libraries in the UK would fare under similar scrutiny?

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